Tucker’s Blog

Cross-posted at Education Week. For most of us, the pantheon of education is populated mainly by great teachers. For others, it is populated by researchers who have made indelible contributions to the literature or critics who provided intellectual leadership for ground-breaking reforms. But, for me, the prize...

Cross-posted at Education Week. The case for charter schools is often made by showcasing charter schools that are doing a good job of meeting the needs of low-income, minority students—usually in urban districts.  Opponents often respond by pointing to regular public schools whose performance is no...

Cross-posted at Education Week. When the Trump administration released its "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again," it was natural for professional educators to go right to the pages describing the proposed budget for the Department of Education.  Some must have been relieved,...